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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For over 140 years, the mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of, works of art.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art


The Museum’s collection represents the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest of professional standards.


Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
Johannes Vermeer, 17th c., 
oil on canvas,
Marquand Collection, 
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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